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Mobile Payments: A shifting landscape in which Cash is Mobile

Comments (2) International Online Payments, Mobile Payments and mPOS, Payment Industry Trends

Mobile phones are becoming preferred smart payment devices. 87% of the world owns a mobile phone and according to Gartner Research estimates, sales of smartphones will continue to grow by 75% each year. In 2009, 4.7 Billion people owned a mobile phone; by the end of 2011, this number had reached 6 Billion, an increase …...

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Profitable Cross-Border Ecommerce Industries: Online Software

Comments (0) International Online Payments, Payment Industry Trends, Payment Service Providers

The fifth profitable Cross-Border Ecommerce Industry tackled in our white paper is the traditional online software market that suffered the consequences of the growing popularity of SaaS, losing $7 billion in 2009. The total soft­ware market continues to grow to $264 billion in 2011, a market in which cloud computing represented an 8% share. This …...

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Profitable cross-border ecommerce industries: Online gaming

Comments (0) Cross-Border Ecommerce, Payment Industry Trends

Changing business models in a growing market, create exciting opportunities for the card payment industry. The global games market is currently estimated at $68 billion and is dominated by europe (31.3%), north america (30.4%) and apac (28.4%). the number of (paying) gamers which play & pay online is growing explosively. as business models change and …...

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Children, shoppers in a secured international online payment landscape

Comments (0) Global Card Processing, International Online Payments, Payment Service Providers

Today’s children & teenagers are active online shoppers, grown in the Internet era, more wired and Web-savvy than ever. But, the harmful effects of kids’ online commerce, such as overspending, scamming or purchasing prohibited items, should not be neglected. We’ve always been very interested in offering our partners and their merchants new ways to safeguard …...

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Profitable cross-border ecommerce industries: Online travel

Comments (0) Cross-Border Ecommerce, Payment Industry Trends

According to the World Travel and Tourism Council estimates, the Travel & Hospitality Industry will generate over $15 trillion in revenues by 2017. Travel & Tourism creates 260 million jobs worldwide, making the Travel industry one of the world’s largest industries, accounting for 9% of global GDP. The online travel segment (e-travel) was valued at …...

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Profitable cross-border ecommerce industries: Digital music

Comments (0) Cross-Border Ecommerce, Payment Industry Trends

Since Apple launched its first iPod, back in 2001, a growing number of consumers worldwide turned to digital music. Collecting digital music didn’t require physical storage. It offered users commodity, flexibility and comfort. Apple has been a great driver, digitalizing and transforming the music industry through its devices. Constantly innovating, Apple offered its users the possibility to …...

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Profitable cross-border ecommerce Industries: Online retail

Comments (0) Cross-Border Ecommerce, Payment Industry Trends

In the US, online retail (e-Retail) sales figures are expected to reach $279 billion, in 2015. China currently has 130 million online shoppers, who will transform China into the biggest e-marketplace in the world. Chinese online retail generated $121 billion in 2011, up 66% from 2010. These figures are expected to triple over the next …...

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The Rise of debit cards within the online payments market

Comments (0) Global Acquiring, Global Card Processing, International Online Payments, Payment Industry Trends

Inspired by one of the key findings from the most recent World Payment Report 2012, which refers to the increasing trend in card transactions, we dug deeper into this topic and tried to understand what the future may bring. We talked about the reasons for the positive evolution of debit card payments’ volume and their …...

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The key to successful international ecommerce

Comments (0) Global Card Processing, International Online Payments, Payment Industry Trends, Payments Events

Money 2020 Event: One global acquiring network – the key to successful international ecommerce! At the Money2020 event that took place in Las Vegas in October 2012, which I was invited to speak, I focused my message on the global nature of ecommerce and its innovation, technology and new business strategy requirements! In today’s ecommerce ecosystem, everyone …...

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